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Long-tailed Cormorant


Long-tailed Cormorant
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Copyright: Robi rdfoto (rdfoto) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 372 W: 0 N: 719] (3295)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 1990-03-09
Categories: Birds
Camera: canon
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-02-04 3:36
Viewed: 4876
Points: 5
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [French]
The Long-tailed Cormorant (Phalacrocorax africanus) is a member of the cormorant family of seabirds. It breeds in much of Africa south of the Sahara, and Madagascar. It is resident but undertakes some seasonal movements.
This is a common and widespread bird species. It breeds on freshwater wetlands or quiet coasts. 2-4 eggs are laid in a nest in a tree or on the ground.
This is a small cormorant at 50-55 cm length and an 85 cm wingspan. It is mainly black, glossed green, in the breeding season. The wing coverts are silvery. It has a longish tail, a short head crest and a red or yellow face patch. The bill is yellow.
Sexes are similar, but non-breeding adults and juveniles are browner. Some southern races retain the crest all year round.
The Long-tailed Cormorant can dive to considerable depths, but usually feeds in shallow water. It frequently brings prey to the surface. A wide variety of fish are taken.

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Interestng POV and compostition. I like this photo... but I can't really say why, it just appeals to me.

Salut Robi,
La photo est intéressante et je crois n'avoir jamais vu de Cormorant avec une longue queue comme celle-ci. L'environnement est beau mais je trouve le sujet un peu loin. Les notes sont intéressantes aussi. Merci,
claudine

Bonsoir Robi
L'ambiance de ta photo est très sympa.
le cormoran qui scrute se déttache bien sur le reste plus ou moins flou.
Merci et Bravo
Amicalement
Laurent

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